January 2017

The 10 Crack Commandments (of Finance)

January 30, 2017
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Yo yo yo! Ready to rap about that money today? Our friend Giovina reminded me of this song when we accidentally left it out of a post on Rockstar Finance – The 12 Hidden Money Lessons in Hip Hop – and I immediately new I had to publish it here. ‘Cuz you know – rappers know what they’re talking about with money ;) It’s pretty […]

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Financial Confessional: “I Turned My Back on My Wealthy Parents to Live a Life of My Own.”

January 27, 2017
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[Welcome to round II of our new Financial Confessions Series! We often think about how awesome it would be to have grown up rich and have tons of access to money and opportunity, but this story here shows that it’s not always as glamorous as it looks.  Huge thanks to “Jeremy” for letting us share his story and being so open about it! I get glued to these!] ****** […]

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Would You Go To Jail For a Week to Pay Off Your Debts?

January 25, 2017
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According to a survey of 1,911 millennials asked by Acorns, almost 10% of them would! And for only $10,000 of debt clearing too – that’s pretty ballsy. Of course, that also means 90% of them wouldn’t dare risk it, but that doesn’t make nearly as titillating a blog post ;) How about you? Would you do it? I asked a similar question last year about taking […]

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If You Can Afford to Spend It, You Can Afford to Save It.

January 23, 2017
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What’s up party people! It’s Monday – get excited!!! What’s that? Mondays are lame? Okay, let’s try it again – It’s Monday, y’all!! Check out this awesome new savings idea I just heard, along with a raw and transparent history of someone’s real financial life who just laid it all out in an email for us to gawk at today! Get excited!! Any better? :) If so, continue […]

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How I Became A 401(k) Millionaire

January 20, 2017
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[Hey guys! If you ever doubted the power of a 401(k), this should help remind you again ;) My man Fritz from The Retirement Manifesto stops by today to share his own story (and love!) for his 401(k), and this might just become my new default article to send to future haters! It’s brilliant!] ******* A few weeks ago, J$ shared a CNN piece on […]

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The Incubator of GOOD Has Arrived!

January 18, 2017
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Hi guys!!! I’m soooooo excited to share this today. We finally got our philanthropy project off the ground! Check it out –> RockstarCommunityFund.org Now I know what you’re thinking, “Ugh – another charity project out there, borrrring….” To which I’d respond, “See what we’re doing first Judgy McJudgerton! I guarantee you’ve never seen this before ;)” To which you’d probably hit back with, “Okay fine – but I’m […]

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$4,608,568.32 – The Amount Our Community Has Saved So Far Using Digit.

January 16, 2017
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Over four MILLION dollars – Isn’t that crazy?? From just linking up our accounts w/ Digit and literally doing nothing else? Either we all suck with our money or we’re incredibly brilliant ;) And I’m going to go with the latter – hah. It’s been a while since I’ve updated y’all on my savings with them, but after seeing this note from the founder I couldn’t help […]

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We Decided to Travel the World. But First, We Made a Serious Budget!

January 13, 2017
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[Yo yo yo! Got another killer guest post for y’all, this time around by my new friend Chris Biggs who decided to call it quits and go travel the world with his beautiful fiancée. If this is their idea of a vacation, I can’t wait to see what they do for their honeymoon!! ;)] ****** After college I had three friends who, all separately, quit […]

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“The Challenge Is Not To Touch It!” (And Other Things I Recently Overheard)

January 11, 2017
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“The challenge is not to touch it!” That’s what I overheard a 65 year old guy telling a 13 year old kid the other day while checking out at Target :) I *of course* had to switch lanes so I can get closer to eavesdropping territory, and from what I could tell they somehow got on the topic of becoming a millionaire, and more particularly […]

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Net Worth Update: $599,826.38 (Up $75K + 2016 Recap)

January 9, 2017
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[Every month we share our raw numbers here to give you a real life snapshot of a family’s finances. This was game changing for me when I first stumbled across the blogging world 9 years ago, so we’ve made it a consistent feature here on the blog in hopes it helps you along your journey as well. Enjoy!] Hey $$$ Trackers!! Another month, another net […]

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My Top 7 Disagreements With Personal Finance Experts

January 6, 2017
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[Hey guys! Have a feisty one for you today from fellow blogger ERN at EarlyRetirementNow.com. Some of these you may disagree with, as do I (no emergency fund? Blasphemy! ;)) BUT I always love hearing other peoples’ perspectives, and Ern here can surely put up a convincing fight. Regardless of where you stand though, I hope you’ll find some takeaways here to help you in […]

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My 10 Most *Favorite* Posts of The Year

January 4, 2017
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Happy Happy New Year! Again! Can never keep celebrating fresh starts, am I right? :) Had a blast going down memory lane with our last post on the most popular articles here on the blog from last year, so thought we’d serve up another fresh batch today/ Only this time featuring *my own favorites*, either because I just really think personally they’re worth sharing again, or because […]

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Top 10 Most Popular Posts of The Year

January 2, 2017
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Happy New Year, budgeters! Y’all having a nice day off, or kicking it off with a little hustle? Anyone still hungover? ;) If you’re on the grind, avert your eyes and get back to it!, but if you’re chillin’ and ready to enjoy yourself a little, sit back, grab a cup of warm caffeine, and feast your eyes on our best hits from 2016… But […]

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